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The Springfield Cottage Girl., Anonymous.
1 Anonymous. The Springfield Cottage Girl.

NY: American Tract Society, [c.1850]. Original decorative wrappers printed in black & brown. Illustrated title page and two other engravings. Some foxing and discoloration, basically very good. Issued as No. 26 in a series, so indicated by a numbered box on the front wrapper. The WorldCat entry associates this book with Emma Sharpington, and with Elias James Whitney, who may have done the engraving. One engraving is also signed: "Childs". 
Price: 35.00 CAD 17.50 CAD 
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The Little Villager's Verse Book; Consisting of Short Verses for Children to Learn By Heart ....  A New Edition with Additions., Bowles (Rev. W.L.)
2 Bowles (Rev. W.L.) The Little Villager's Verse Book; Consisting of Short Verses for Children to Learn By Heart .... A New Edition with Additions.

London: Published by the Proprietor, 14, Dalston Rise, 1837. New Edition. Original limp green cloth, front cover designed and lettered in gilt. Engraved frontispiece. Yellow coated end papers. 36pp. plus two leaves of ads at rear. Ex-lib marks from the Malvern Public Library include some pen marks and oval rubber stamps throughout the book. Front hinge loose, some old stains to frontispiece, light edge wear, small sticker on front cover, generally a very good copy. Frontispiece engraved by Posselwhite, after an original by Sir Joshua Reynolds. First published in 1806, according to an entry in WorldCat; NCBEL, however, says: "under various titles, perhaps as early as 1815". Apparently Bowles' verses "delighted and inspired" Samuel Taylor Coleridge. 
Price: 45.00 CAD 22.50 CAD 
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The New Apple Doll Book. Photographs by Mark Bradley., Bradley (Carol W.)
3 Bradley (Carol W.) The New Apple Doll Book. Photographs by Mark Bradley.

San Francisco: Bird in Hand Press, 1976. Cloth spine, decorative boards. A fine copy. Of an edition of 1000 numbered copies, this is one of 100 in hard covers. Illustrated with photographs and drawings, this will teach you how to handcraft apple dolls. 
Price: 35.00 CAD 17.50 CAD 
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The History of Marten and His Two Little Scholars At a Sunday-School., Cameron (Mrs. Lucy) [issued anonymously]
4 Cameron (Mrs. Lucy) [issued anonymously] The History of Marten and His Two Little Scholars At a Sunday-School.

Wellington, Salop: Printed by and for F. Houlston and Son, 1821. Second Edition. Original tan printed wrappers. Engraved frontispiece. 128 pp., plus one leaf of ads at rear. Much of the spine is chipped away, some old stains to edges and wear to corners, but generally a very good copy. The first edition was published in the same format in 1820. Uncommon in original wrappers. 
Price: 75.00 CAD 37.50 CAD 
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The Dinky Ducklings., Campbell (Lang)
5 Campbell (Lang) The Dinky Ducklings.
NY: Algonquin, (1928). 
Illustrated boards. Issued as Algonquin "Sunny R Book" No. 105. End papers illustrated in color, numerous illustrations in color and b&w. A bit of wear to corners, boards splitting along spine, ownership signature on front end paper dated 1934; a very good copy otherwise. Quite a delightful little duck book. 
Price: 35.00 CAD 17.50 CAD 
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The Burro of Angelitos. Illustrated by Gigi Shaule Johnson., Church (Peggy Pond)
6 Church (Peggy Pond) The Burro of Angelitos. Illustrated by Gigi Shaule Johnson.

Los Angeles, etc.: Suttonhouse, (1936). First edition. Pictorial boards, red cloth spine. Pictorial end papers. Some shelf wear to edges, spine ends a bit worn, quite an attractive very good copy. Of Tomasito, the burro. A nicely illustrated book. 
Price: 50.00 CAD 25.00 CAD 
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Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Torquil Mac Ferron. Thomas Oliphant. Tyranny. [Cover title: Plays For Children].  Illustrated by G.L. Stampa., Cummins (S. Lyle)
7 Cummins (S. Lyle) Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Torquil Mac Ferron. Thomas Oliphant. Tyranny. [Cover title: Plays For Children]. Illustrated by G.L. Stampa.

London: Methuen, (1922). First edition. Brown boards, spine and front cover lettered in black, colour pictorial label on front cover. Frontispiece in colour, interior illustrations in b&w. Some light edge wear, light chipping to edges of label, but a clean and attractive very good copy. 
Price: 45.00 CAD 22.50 CAD 
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The Dancing Princesses., Dixon (R.) and M. Hartwell.
8 Dixon (R.) and M. Hartwell. The Dancing Princesses.

NY: Schilling, 1944. First edition. Two 11 x 6 inch booklets, illustrated in color, accordion fold-outs. A children's story of a king and his twelve daughters. A little wrinkling to lower corner, some small scuffs, but about fine. An unusual format, nicely illustrated. 
Price: 35.00 CAD 17.50 CAD 
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Fairy Tales From Brazil. How and Why Tales from Brazilian Folk-Lore. With Illustrations by Helen M. Barton., Eells (Elsie Spicer)
9 Eells (Elsie Spicer) Fairy Tales From Brazil. How and Why Tales from Brazilian Folk-Lore. With Illustrations by Helen M. Barton.

NY: Dodd, Mead, 1940. Later edition; originally published 1917. Blue pictorial cloth designed and lettered in black & gray. Frontispiece & 7 inserted plates, also illustrated chapter headings. Slight spotting to the spine, but basically a fine copy in the original glasine jacket, which is yellowing and has a few tears; also in a newer glasine jacket. An attractive copy. 
Price: 45.00 CAD 22.50 CAD 
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10 Grahame (Kenneth) The Wind in the Willows. With a Frontispiece by Graham Robertson.
London: Methuen, (1921). Eleventh Edition. 
Blue cloth, front cover stamped in blind, spine designed and lettered in gilt. Frontispiece with tissue guard intact. A few nicks to spine ends and wear to tips, scattered foxing, a very good copy in general. This Eleventh Edition has a binding similar to the earlier printings, but with the front panel in blind instead of gilt. 
Price: 75.00 CAD 37.50 CAD 
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Vöglein Roth und Vöglein Blau. Dramatisches Märchen für kleine und große Kinder ... Zweite Auflage. Mit vier colorirten Bildern., Hoppe-Seyler (Amanda)
11 Hoppe-Seyler (Amanda) Vöglein Roth und Vöglein Blau. Dramatisches Märchen für kleine und große Kinder ... Zweite Auflage. Mit vier colorirten Bildern.
Leipzig: Voigt & Günther, [nd] (ca. 1860). 
Disbound. 78pp. Frontispiece & 3 inserted plates in colour. Final blank leaf detached, foxing throughout, wear to edges, very good otherwise. Published anonymously. A juvenile work in verse, a tale of two birdies. 
Price: 50.00 CAD 25.00 CAD 
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The Boiled Owl and The Ass's Mouth. Pictures by Roy Meldrum., Housman (Laurence)
12 Housman (Laurence) The Boiled Owl and The Ass's Mouth. Pictures by Roy Meldrum.
Oxford: Basil Blackwell, [c. 1930]. 
Brown boards lettered in blue, pictorial paper label on front cover. Moderate shelf wear, small paper label on front cover, a very good copy. The verso of the title page contains a list of books in this series, of which this is Volume 30. Uncommon. 
Price: 35.00 CAD 17.50 CAD 
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The Cruise of the Dashaway; or, Katie Putnam's Voyage., Mannering (May)
13 Mannering (May) The Cruise of the Dashaway; or, Katie Putnam's Voyage.

Boston: Lee and Shepard, 1868. [222]pp. plus one leaf of ads. Reddish-brown cloth, covers stamped in blind, spine designed and lettered in gilt. Pale yellow end papers. Frontispiece and extra illustrated title page, and two inserted plates. Issued as the third volume in the Helping Hand Series. Some wear to spine ends, clear tape repair to inner front hinge, and glue repairs to both inner hinges, a clean very good copy in general. The frontispiece and two inserted plates are by Thomas Nast; one is of Neptune, God of the Sea, another of a monkey swinging a cat by its tail! The frontispiece depicts the discovery of a stowaway, a young black girl who calls herself Wooly Butts. Ads on the final page are for Oliver Optic's Magazine, and for The Army and Navy Stories by Oliver Optic. This book was also issued in the Mayflower Series for Girls. 
Price: 45.00 CAD 22.50 CAD 
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Heaven on Earth. Adapted from the French Sur La Terre comme au Ciel .... With illustrations by Jeanne Hebbelynck [with] Sur La Terre comme au Ciel. English and French editions., Melloy (Camille) and Joan Windham.
14 Melloy (Camille) and Joan Windham. Heaven on Earth. Adapted from the French Sur La Terre comme au Ciel .... With illustrations by Jeanne Hebbelynck [with] Sur La Terre comme au Ciel. English and French editions.

London & NY: Sheed & Ward, (1937). First English edition. Square 8vo., blue (upper, decorative) and cream (lower) boards, cream cloth spine. Printed in Belgium. Five plates in colour. Some light wear to outer page edges, light scattered foxing, but quite a fresh, clean and attractive copy. A brief ownership inscription on the front fly leaf is dated 1940. [with] Sur La Terre Comme au Ciel. Illustrations en Couleurs de Jeanne Hebbelynch. Bruges: Desclee de Brouwer, (1933). First edition. Front fly leaf missing, names in pen on the half-title leaf, some spotting and foxing, a very good copy. A pair, both the English and French editions of this handsome illustrated book. The English edition is printed on better paper, which is whiter, but the illustrations are comparable. For the two: 
Price: 90.00 CAD 45.00 CAD 
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The Whooperang & Another Story. Illustrated by Gwendolin McKie., Penney (Beverly)
15 Penney (Beverly) The Whooperang & Another Story. Illustrated by Gwendolin McKie.
Victoria: Trafford, 2004. 
Pictorial wrappers. 32pp. Illustrated in colour. Fine condition. 
Price: 25.00 CAD 12.50 CAD 
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Timmy's Visit to the Zoo., Pop-up.
16 Pop-up. Timmy's Visit to the Zoo.
London: Murrays Sales and Service, [nd] 1950s?. 
Spiral bound, colour pictorial boards. This book opens and clips to itself with a paper clip, making a 4-chambered panorama with 4 pop-up scenes. Very good condition. 
Price: 45.00 CAD 22.50 CAD 
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Miss Bianca in the Salt Mines. With Illustrations by Garth Williams., Sharp (Margery)
17 Sharp (Margery) Miss Bianca in the Salt Mines. With Illustrations by Garth Williams.

London: Heinemann, (1966). First edition. Green boards, spine lettered in gilt. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket, a couple of small abrasions to the jacket; quite a nice copy. Illustrated title page and numerous drawings throughout by Garth Williams. Miss Bianca's fourth adventure, her first being in the book: The Rescuers (1959). 
Price: 35.00 CAD 17.50 CAD 
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The Wintergreen Girl and Other Stories., Strong (Rev. J.D.)
18 Strong (Rev. J.D.) The Wintergreen Girl and Other Stories.

Boston: Lothrop, (1870). 16mo. 64 pp. Brown cloth, spine decorated and lettered in gilt. Beige coated end papers. Frontispiece, illustrated title page, and several plates, as well as illustrated initials at the heads of chapters. Creases to the final few leaves, some dust soiling of cloth, a very good copy. An ownership inscription on the front fly leaf is dated 1871. Though nowhere indicated on this edition, this book was issued in Lothrop's series: "Pictures and Stories For The Little Ones". 
Price: 45.00 CAD 22.50 CAD 
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A Fireside Book, or The Account of A Christmas Spent at Old Court. By the Author of MAY YOU LIKE IT. Second Edition., Tayler (Charles Benjamin) [published anonymously].
19 Tayler (Charles Benjamin) [published anonymously]. A Fireside Book, or The Account of A Christmas Spent at Old Court. By the Author of MAY YOU LIKE IT. Second Edition.

London: Smith, Elder, 1830. Second edition. 8vo. [230] pages. Original drab boards, spine rebacked with red cloth tape. Frontispiece by George Cruikshank. Inner hinges strengthened with paper tape, lacking the rear end paper, inner front hinge cracked a title, very good otherwise. The Cruikshank frontispiece is slightly foxed. See Cohn: George Cruikshank, No. 782. The first edition was printed for J.A.Hessey, 1828. 
Price: 45.00 CAD 22.50 CAD 
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Dolls of Many Lands. Doll Stories. With Illustrations by Josephine Bruce., Wade (Mary Hazelton)
20 Wade (Mary Hazelton) Dolls of Many Lands. Doll Stories. With Illustrations by Josephine Bruce.

Boston & Chicago: Wilde, (1913). Red cloth lettered in black, pictorial paper label on front cover. Pictorial end papers. Frontispiece & 8 plates. Tales told by dolls of nine different races. Light soiling; an attractive, very good copy. 
Price: 40.00 CAD 20.00 CAD 
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